Bugliosi has devoted almost 20 years of his life to this project, and is determined to show that, despite the overwhelming popular perception, Oswald killed Kennedy and acted alone.
The brilliant prosecutor of Charles Manson and the man who forged an ironclad case of circumstantial guilt around O. J. Simpson in his best-selling Outrage, Bugliosi is perhaps the only man in America capable of "prosecuting" Oswald for the murder of President Kennedy. Reclaiming History is a narrative compendium of fact, ballistic evidence, reexamination of key witnesses, and common sense. Every detail and nuance is accounted for, every conspiracy theory revealed as a fraud upon the American public.
Bugliosi's irresistible logic, relentless pursuit of the truth, and command of the evidence shed fresh light on this American nightmare, providing a new understanding of what did and did not happen in Dallas on November 22, 1963. At last we know what really happened. At last it all makes sense.
©2007 Vincent Bugliosi. All rights reserved; (P)2007 Simon and Schuster Inc. All rights reserved.
"Vincent Bugliosi is an American master of common sense, a punishing advocate and a curmudgeonly refreshing voice of reason....With this work, Bugliosi has definitively explained the murder that recalibrated modern America. It is a book for the ages." (Los Angeles Times Book Review)
Bugliosi's matter-of-fact, minute-by-minute account of the assassination is riveting. Obviously from other comments here, not everyone had the same response; I can only speak for myself. I found it difficult to pause the narrative, willing to listen for minutes and then hours past my usual threshold. When Bugliosi came to the Tippett murder, I felt like I was standing on the corner, another eye-witness. (Edward Hermann's narration, by the way, is first-rate.)
Bugliosi analyzes the JFK assassination using as if it were a simple murder investigation basing his conclusions on facts and not speculation. He lays out a complete time line of the day of the murder, provides motives and evidence for Lee Harvey Oswald being the lone assassin, and shows that conspiracy theorist often rely on long debunked false information on which to base their outlandish claims. The only complaint is that the audio book is abridged.
This is a minute by minute recounting of what happened that horrible day in Dallas as reconstructed from the Warren Commission Report and reliable sources since. The narration was terrific, but the content was somewhat disappointing. At times it sounded like a "We Were There" historical-fiction book. To those familiar with Bugliosi's previous works, it is not as devastating and persuasive as say his other book, Outrage -- the magnificent deconstruction of the OJ trial.
Nevertheless, Bugliosi is one of the finest legal minds in the US today. This book will be scorned and largely discounted by all those who have already invested a lot of reputation in asserting that Kennedy was murdered by a group of conspirators.
After listening to this first rate analysis of the assassination and various conspiracies you'll be hard pressed not to laugh in anyone's face that thinks Oswald didn't do it alone. Some say Bugliosi is too smarmy in his deflections, but honestly, after the nonsense has persisted for this long, I don't blame him. Great listen, download it now and put this case to rest for good.
I have gone as far as visiting the Dallas site of the shooting. I thought I was well informed. But a year or so ago I saw a special on one of the science chanels that stated the seat for the gov was not directly in front of Kennedy as I was lead to believe from all the conspircy theories. A simple view of the limo at Parkland would show that to be a huge error! I then had doubts about a conspircy. After this read, I am firmly convinced that Oswald was the shooter and that the Warren report was very well done.
my ipod and audible make the daily 10 mile walks a "breeze"....
don't know...never read the print edition
Bugliosi sure makes a compelling argument to discount all of the "doubters" about the assassination....
nothing in particular....
"pay attention"...you might learn something.
really enjoyed the description of all of the events leading up to...during...and following the assassination and thru the death of oswald.....then the books pace slowed down with all of the warren reporting...etc....overall...a very good book
The case against Oswald as the lone assassin is set out logically and in a very compelling manner. Bugliosi's research, sources and common sense states the case in an unambiguous way. It is refreshing to listen to a work of non-fiction that is not coloured by the author's subjective relationship to the subject. Kudos to mr. Bugliosi!
The critical thinking and the author incentive for us to use logic, critical thinking and a good measure of doubt is excellent in itself.
I was very disappointed that there is substantial parts of the Hardcover copy's content missing from the audio version of this book.
Although there is content missing I would recommend this book to many of my friends.
The narrator Edward Herrmann does a superb job reading the content.
I initially wished to purchase the Kindle version of this book to complement my hardcover copy of the title. Unfortunately I am unable to purchase this title in e-book format in NZ, so I was pleased to have access to this audio version. I wonder if the Kindle version is also missing some of the text like this audio version??
I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.
I have read a lot around this subject, but this book really fills in so much detail around the events. The painstaking detail is so comprehensive that this must be THE book for a blow-by-blow account of the day. Absolutely fascinating and well presented.
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